Pratha produced Girish Menon’s film on Slum Sanitation in Mumbai. The film was shot on High Definition Video. The sixteen minute film was shot in over one hundred locations within the city of Mumbai. The film exposes sanitary conditions in the slums of Mumbai and the efforts of the Slum Sanitation Program to upgrade sanitation facilities in these slums, and in doing so, also, bring about social reforms in these slums.
The film was edited using Final Cut Pro 6.0.4.
On completion, Pratha held a press conference at the Indian Merchant’s Chamber in Churchgate, Mumbai:
This was the first time that the federation of Community Based Organisations (CBO) got an opportunity to address the media and voice their views/opinions. The panel consist of members of Pratha including Mr. Anil Bhatia, a contractor and social entrepreneur, documentary filmmaker Girish Menon, Mr. R.A. Sattar, the president of the CBO federation and members of community based organisations.
Proper arrangements were in place for the film screening, which began at 3 o’clock PM:
After the screening, the panel addressed the media and answered their questions:
Mr. Anil Bhatia responds to questions asked by various media personal that were present at the film screening.
The documentary film itself will be made available online, on this blog, on Monday, the 9th of March, 2009.